Monday, May 1, 2017

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Owatonna's Mitch Wiese (12) attempts to attack the offensive zone of Duluth during the first quarter of the Huskies' 9-2 win over the Wolfpack Saturday at OHS Stadium. The win marked Owatonna's fourth-straight win. (SCT/Josh Zimmer)
Searching for its fourth-straight win, the Owatonna boys lacrosse team played host to Duluth High School Saturday at OHS Stadium. It took a while for the offense to get into a rhythm, but when it did, there was no shortage of firepower. Scoring a game-high four goals, junior Tyler Wencl led a...
Winona State University quarterback John Rumpza prepares for a play-action pass during the team's spring game in Winona Saturday. Rumpza, who is a former Blooming Prairie star, is currently in a position battle to be the starter. (SCT/Josh Zimmer)
When you’re used to being “the guy,” it’s often demoralizing having to stand from amongst teammates along the sidelines waiting for your number to be called. For former Blooming Prairie High School and current Winona State University quarterback John Rumpza, it was an opportunity two years in the...
Owatonna's Josh Nelson prepares to sling a shot toward the net during the first quarter of the Huskies' 12-0 win over Mankato High Monday night at OHS Stadium in Big Nine Conference Action. Nelson scored a game-high five goals. (SCT/Josh Zimmer)
Just a game removed from a 12-goal performance, the Owatonna boys lacrosse team was hoping to make it two in a row with a win over Mankato High School. Afer Monday's night affair, Mankato will be sure to double-team attacker Josh Nelson the next time the two teams play. Scoring a game-high five...
Owatonna's Cassie Bremer leaps as she fires a shot on the net during the second half of the Huskies' 17-4 win over Northfield on Friday at OHS Stadium. Bremer scored on the play. (SCT/Josh Zimmer)
Having to open the season with Farmington, Minneapolis and Lakeville South can certainly test just were a team is at. That was the case for Owatonna, but head coach Dan Paur noted that those are the matchups they want despite the outcomes. Friday night at OHS, the Huskies managed to get into the...
Owatonna's Nate Deason flips the ball to pitcher Brady Schuster during the first inning of the Huskies 6-5 walk off win over Faribault Thursday at Darrts Park. (SCT/ Josh Zimmer)
A night that was dedicated to helping raise awareness for one of their own, the Owatonna High School baseball team certainly made it exciting. Junior Abe Havelka, who was coming off Tuesday’s two-hit gem, had a little bit more magic up his sleeve. Only this time, it was with his bat. After smashing...
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First let me start by saying, thank you Lord Stanley for giving us one heck of an opening round in the 2017 NHL Playoffs. Seriously, wow. I’m not sure we as fans could have been more blessed with the absolute chaos that is currently ensuing for arguably the most sentimental championship trophy in...
(From left to right) Ethan DeKam, Terrell Conner, Darik Elstad,  Chandler Buckhalter, Joseph Stransky and Andy Jensen. (SCT/Josh Zimmer)
As the defending Big Nine Conference champions, there is almost no weaknesses on the Owatonna boys track and field team. A case can be made however, that the strength, if not figuratively then literally, lies with those who exert their power in a sport that dates back to 776 B.C. in ancient Greece...
Owatonna's Abe Havelka prepares to throw a pitch during the fifth inning of the Huskies 6-5 comeback win over Mankato West Tuesday at Darrts Park. The junior came in relief to throw a two-hit gem. (SCT/Josh Zimmer)
After a 3-0 win over Mankato East at U.S. Bank Stadium last Friday, the Owatonna High School baseball team looked to make it two in a row as they played host to Mankato West. After the first inning, a combine five runs were scored with Owatonna holding a slim 3-2 edge. After two, the Scarlets...
Gophers' defensive tackle Andrew Stelter (99) waits for the ball to be snapped during the University of Minnesota's spring game Saturday at TCF Bank Stadium. The former Owatonna standout spent much of the scrimmage with the first-team defense. (SCT/Josh Zimmer)
Saturday’s spring game for the University of Minnesota’s football program was the official start for the P.J. Fleck era as the Gophers head coach. For former Owatonna standout Andrew Stelter, it was the final time – barring any injuries in fall camp that could enable the use of a medical redshirt...
Owatonna first baseman Nate Deason holds up his glove after scooping a throw during the bottom of the sixth inning in the Huskies 3-0 win over Mankato East at U.S. Bank Stadium Friday. (SCT/Josh Zimmer)
Minneapolis- After dropping the last two games by wide margins, the Owatonna baseball team was off to U.S. Bank Stadium to compete in a nonconference tilt with Mankato East. An argument could be made that the change of venue sparked the Huskies. Although, the correct argument may be that their ace...

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